Education: The Unmaking of a President

Dear Darryl:

You still looking for a movie with a "real" woman's lead part? Well, if you are, I've got just what you're after. The heroine is a pretty feminist who becomes a college president at 29—with her husband working for her as an administrator. No book or script yet, but if you check this month's Esquire, it's all right there in Nora Ephron's piece called "The Bennington Affair," a wicked cross between Updike's Couples and McCarthy's The Groves of Academe.

You probably remember that in 1972, Bennington College hired Gail Parker, an assistant...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!